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About the Author
Jacob Lauterbach (1873-1942) was born in Galicia, studied in Germany, and received rabbinical ordination. In 1903 he immigrated to America and later became professor of Talmud at the Hebrew Union College. A prolific author, his greatest work is considered to be his edition of the Mekhilta, originally published in 1933.
David Stern is Ruth Meltzer Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of its Jewish Studies Program. He is also a member of the universitys Department of Religious Studies and Program in Comparative Literature.